Revolution in retreat

Print edition : December 27, 2013

Jubilant supporters of the Nepali Congress as the election reults are displayed on a screen outside the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu on November 21. Photo: NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal waves to supporters outside a vote counting centre in Kathmandu on November 22. Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP

United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The Maoists rank a poor third in the new pecking order. Photo: Sanjog Manandhar/AP

The Narayanhity Palace in Kathmandu. The elections have seen the revival of the monarchist forces led by the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party of Nepal. Photo: AFP

At a polling station in Patan on the outskirts of Kathmandu on November 19. Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP

The promise of a New Nepal seems to be on the retreat, with the Maoists losing people’s goodwill and squandering an opportunity to create a more democratic nation under a new Constitution.
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